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Security Software & Tools Tips – August 2019

In this monthly post, we try to make you aware of five different security-related products.
This is a repost from my personal website Ulyaoth

This month we have chosen for the following:
* Vuls
* Dirhunt
* InsightIDR
* SubDomainizer
* Atomic Red Team

Vuls

Information from the Vuls website:

Vuls is open-source, agent-less vulnerability scanner for Linux, FreeBSD, Container Image, Running Container, WordPress, Programming language libraries and Network devices based on information from NVD, OVAL, etc.

Website:

https://vuls.io/

Dirhunt

Information from the Dirhunt website:

Dirhunt is a web crawler optimize for search and analyze directories. This tool can find interesting things if the server has the “index of” mode enabled. Dirhunt is also useful if the directory listing is not enabled. It detects directories with false 404 errors, directories where an empty index file has been created to hide things and much more.

Website:

https://github.com/Nekmo/dirhunt

InsightIDR

Information from the InsightIDR website:

Rapid7 InsightIDR is an intruder analytics solution that gives you the confidence to detect and investigate security incidents faster, a Cloud SIEM for your modern network.

Website:

https://www.rapid7.com/products/insightidr/

SubDomainizer

Information from the SubDomainizer website:

SubDomainizer is a tool designed to find hidden subdomains and secrets present is either webpage, Github, and external javascripts present in the given URL. This tool also finds S3 buckets, cloudfront URL’s and more from those JS files which could be interesting like S3 bucket is open to read/write, or subdomain takeover and similar case for cloudfront. It also scans inside given folder which contains your files.

Website:

https://github.com/nsonaniya2010/SubDomainizer

Atomic Red Team

Information from the Atomic Red Team website:

Atomic Red Team is a library of simple tests that every security team can execute to test their defenses. Tests are focused, have few dependencies, and are defined in a structured format that can be used by automation frameworks.

Website:

https://atomicredteam.io/

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Security Software & Tools Tips – July 2019

In this monthly post, we try to make you aware of five different security related products.
This is a repost from my personal website Ulyaoth

This month we have chosen for the following:
* anevicon
* OpenVPN
* HoneyPy
* sqreen
* Dshell

anevicon

Information from the anevicon website:

A high-performant traffic generator, designed to be as convenient and reliable as it is possible. It sends numerous UDP packets to a server, thereby simulating an activity that can be produced by your end users or a group of hackers.

Website:

https://github.com/Gymmasssorla/anevicon

OpenVPN

Information from the OpenVPN website:

OpenVPN provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it’s for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers.

Website:

https://openvpn.net

HoneyPy

Information from the HoneyPy website:

A low interaction honeypot with the capability to be more of a medium interaction honeypot.

Website:

https://github.com/foospidy/HoneyPy

sqreen

Information from the sqreen website:

Unified security monitoring and protection for modern cloud environments. Easily enable protections tailored to your stack, get unprecedented visibility into your security and scale it in production.

Website:

https://www.sqreen.com

Dshell

Information from the Dshell website:

An extensible network forensic analysis framework. Enables rapid development of plugins to support the dissection of network packet captures.

Website:

https://github.com/USArmyResearchLab/Dshell

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Security Software & Tools Tips – June 2019

In this monthly post, we try to make you aware of five different security related products.
This is a repost from my personal website Ulyaoth

This month we have chosen for the following:
* Attack Surface Analyzer
* Bandit
* Infection Monkey
* NetSpot
* Splunk

Attack Surface Analyzer

Information from the Attack Surface Analyzer website:

Attack Surface Analyzer is a Microsoft-developed open source security tool that analyzes the attack surface of a target system and reports on potential security vulnerabilities introduced during the installation of software or system misconfiguration.

Website:

https://github.com/microsoft/AttackSurfaceAnalyzer

Bandit

Information from the Bandit website:

Bandit is a tool designed to find common security issues in Python code. To do this Bandit processes each file, builds an AST from it, and runs appropriate plugins against the AST nodes. Once Bandit has finished scanning all the files it generates a report.

Website:

https://github.com/PyCQA/bandit

Infection Monkey

Information from the Infection Monkey website:

The Infection Monkey is an open source Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) tool that assesses the resiliency of private and public cloud environments to post-breach attacks and lateral movement.

Website:

https://www.guardicore.com/infectionmonkey/

NetSpot

Information from the NetSpot website:

Use NetSpot to visualize, manage, troubleshoot, audit, plan, and deploy your wireless networks.

Website:

https://www.netspotapp.com/

Splunk

Information from the Splunk website:

Splunk turns machine data into answers with the leading platform to tackle the toughest IT, IoT and security challenges. Use Splunk to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.

Website:

https://www.splunk.com/

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Security Software & Tools Tips – May 2019

In this monthly post, we try to make you aware of five different security related products.
This is a repost from my personal website Ulyaoth

This month we have chosen for the following:
*
angr
* Brakeman
* Moloch
* OSXCollector
* Zeek

angr

Information from the angr website:

angr is a python framework for analyzing binaries. It combines both static and dynamic symbolic (“concolic”) analysis, making it applicable to a variety of tasks.

Website:

https://angr.io/

Brakeman

Information from the Brakeman website:

Brakeman is a security scanner for Ruby on Rails applications. Unlike many web security scanners, Brakeman looks at the source code of your application. This means you do not need to set up your whole application stack to use it. Once Brakeman scans the application code, it produces a report of all security issues it has found.

Website:

https://brakemanscanner.org/

Moloch

Information from the Moloch website:

Moloch augments your current security infrastructure to store and index network traffic in standard PCAP format, providing fast, indexed access. An intuitive and simple web interface is provided for PCAP browsing, searching, and exporting. Moloch exposes APIs which allow for PCAP data and JSON formatted session data to be downloaded and consumed directly. Moloch stores and exports all packets in standard PCAP format, allowing you to also use your favorite PCAP ingesting tools, such as wireshark, during your analysis workflow.

Website:

https://molo.ch/

OSXCollector

Information from the OSXCollector website:

OSXCollector is a forensic evidence collection & analysis toolkit for OSX.

Website:

https://yelp.github.io/osxcollector/

Zeek

Information from the Zeek website:

Zeek is a powerful network analysis framework that is much different from the typical IDS you may know. While focusing on network security monitoring, Zeek provides a comprehensive platform for more general network traffic analysis as well. Well grounded in more than 20 years of research, Zeek has successfully bridged the traditional gap between academia and operations since its inception. Today, it is relied upon operationally by both major companies and numerous many educational and scientific institutions for securing their cyberinfrastructure.

Website:

https://www.zeek.org/

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Microsoft confirms Outlook.com and Hotmail accounts were breached

This blog post is a summary of this week’s Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT).

Between 1 January and 28 March this year hackers were able to access a “limited number” of consumer Outlook.com, Hotmail and MSN Mail email accounts, Microsoft has confirmed.

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Top 5 Security News

Creator of Hub for Stolen Credit Cards Sentenced to 90 Months

Wipro Intruders Targeted Other Major IT Firms

Facebook: Yeah, we hoovered up 1.5 million email address books without permission. But it was an accident!

Weather Channel Knocked Off-Air in Dangerous Precedent

Are our infrastructures secure?

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Bug-hunters punch huge holes in WPA3 standard for Wi-Fi security

This blog post is a summary of this week’s Information Security News put together by our Security Incident Response Team (SIRT).

Researchers have detailed a set of side-channel and downgrade attacks that potentially allow an attacker to compromise Wi-Fi networks equipped with WPA3 protection.

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Top 5 Security News

WordPress Urges Users to Uninstall Yuzo Plugin After Flaw Exploited

Google launches new security tools for G Suite users

Credential-stuffing attacks behind 30 billion login attempts in 2018

Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys

The right way to do AI in security

Security Software & Tools Tips – January 2019

In this monthly post, we try to make you aware of five different security related products.
This is a repost from my personal website Ulyaoth.

This month we have chosen for the following:
* Elastic Stack
* Security Onion
* Wireshark
* Cuckoo
* BeEF

Elastic Stack

Information from the Elastic Stack website:

Threats don’t follow templates. Neither should you. The Elastic Stack gives you the edge you need to keep pace with the attack vectors of today and tomorrow.

Website:

https://www.elastic.co/

Security Onion

Information from the Security Onion website:

Security Onion is a free and open source Linux distribution for intrusion detection, enterprise security monitoring, and log management. It includes Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Snort, Suricata, Bro, Wazuh, Sguil, Squert, CyberChef, NetworkMiner, and many other security tools. The easy-to-use Setup wizard allows you to build an army of distributed sensors for your enterprise in minutes!.

Website:

https://securityonion.net/

Wireshark

Information from the Wireshark website:

Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education.

Website:

https://www.wireshark.org/

Cuckoo

Information from the Cuckoo website:

Cuckoo Sandbox is the leading open source automated malware analysis system. What does that mean? It simply means that you can throw any suspicious file at it and in a matter of seconds Cuckoo will provide you back some detailed results outlining what such file did when executed inside an isolated environment.

Website:

https://cuckoosandbox.org/

BeEF

Information from the BeEF website:

BeEF is short for The Browser Exploitation Framework. It is a penetration testing tool that focuses on the web browser. Amid growing concerns about web-borne attacks against clients, including mobile clients, BeEF allows the professional penetration tester to assess the actual security posture of a target environment by using client-side attack vectors. Unlike other security frameworks, BeEF looks past the hardened network perimeter and client system, and examines exploitability within the context of the one open door: the web browser. BeEF will hook one or more web browsers and use them as beachheads for launching directed command modules and further attacks against the system from within the browser context.

Website:

https://beefproject.com/

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Security Software & Tools Tips – December 2018

In this monthly post, we try to make you aware of five different security related products.
This is a repost from my personal website Ulyaothroducts.

This month we have choosen for the following:
* ModSecurity
* Snort
* OSSIM
* Nmap
* Osquery

ModSecurity


ModSecurity is a WAF module that can be used for various webservers such as Nginx, Apache and IIS.

Information from the ModSecurity website:

ModSecurity is an open source, cross-platform web application firewall (WAF) module. Known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of WAFs, it enables web application defenders to gain visibility into HTTP(S) traffic and provides a power rules language and API to implement advanced protections.

Website:

https://www.modsecurity.org/

Snort

Information from the Snort website:

Snort is an open source network intrusion prevention system, capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching/matching, and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes, such as buffer overflows, stealth port scans, CGI attacks, SMB probes, OS fingerprinting attempts, and much more.

Website:

https://www.snort.org/

OSSIM

Information from the OSSIM website:

AlienVault® OSSIM™, Open Source Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), provides you with a feature-rich open source SIEM complete with event collection, normalization, and correlation. Launched by security engineers because of the lack of available open source products, AlienVault OSSIM was created specifically to address the reality many security professionals face: A SIEM, whether it is open source or commercial, is virtually useless without the basic security controls necessary for security visibility.

Website:

https://www.alienvault.com/products/ossim

Nmap

Information from the Nmap website:

Nmap (“Network Mapper”) is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. In addition to the classic command-line Nmap executable, the Nmap suite includes an advanced GUI and results viewer (Zenmap), a flexible data transfer, redirection, and debugging tool (Ncat), a utility for comparing scan results (Ndiff), and a packet generation and response analysis tool (Nping).

Website:

https://nmap.org/

Osquery

Information from the Osquery website:

osquery exposes an operating system as a high-performance relational database. This allows you to write SQL-based queries to explore operating system data. With osquery, SQL tables represent abstract concepts such as running processes, loaded kernel modules, open network connections, browser plugins, hardware events or file hashes.

Website:

https://osquery.io/

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Security Software & Tools Tips – November 2018

In this monthly post, we try to make you aware of five different security related products.
This is a repost from my personal website Ulyaoth.

This month we have choosen for the following:
* Naxsi
* OSSEC
* Forseti Security
* Security Monkey
* OWASP Zed Attack Proxy

Naxi


Naxsi is a module that you can compile with nginx and it then provides “Anti XSS & SQL Injection” capabilities for nginx.

Information from the Naxsi GitHub page:

NAXSI means Nginx Anti XSS & SQL Injection.

Technically, it is a third party nginx module, available as a package for many UNIX-like platforms. This module, by default, reads a small subset of simple (and readable) rules containing 99% of known patterns involved in website vulnerabilities. For example, <, | or drop are not supposed to be part of a URI.

Website:

https://github.com/nbs-system/naxsi

OSSEC


This tools is a free open source host-based intrustion dectection system (HIDS) and it is easy to install, cool thing is that they are compliant with PCI-DSS

Information from the OSSEC website:

OSSEC watches it all, actively monitoring all aspects of system activity with file integrity monitoring, log monitoring, rootcheck, and process monitoring.

When attacks happen OSSEC lets you know through alert logs and email alerts sent to you and your IT staff so you can take quick actions. OSSEC also exports alerts to any SIEM system via Syslog so you can get real-time analytics and insights into your system security events.

Website:

https://www.ossec.net

Forseti Security


This are basically a bunch of tools that will help you improve the security of your GCP.

Information from the Forseti Security website:

A community-driven collection of open source tools to improve the security of your Google Cloud Platform environments.

Website:

https://forsetisecurity.org/

Security Monkey


This is a monitoring tool created by Netflix it checks your configuration, and or for policy changes then it can provide you with alerts.
It currently works both on AWS and on GCP.

Information from the Security Monkey GitHub page:

Security Monkey monitors your AWS and GCP accounts for policy changes and alerts on insecure configurations. Support is available for OpenStack public and private clouds. Security Monkey can also watch and monitor your GitHub organizations, teams, and repositories.

It provides a single UI to browse and search through all of your accounts, regions, and cloud services. The monkey remembers previous states and can show you exactly what changed, and when.

Security Monkey can be extended with custom account types, custom watchers, custom auditors, and custom alerters.

Website:

https://github.com/Netflix/security_monkey

OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP)

Information from the OWASP Zed Attack Proxy website:

The OWASP Zed Attack Proxy (ZAP) is one of the world’s most popular free security tools and is actively maintained by hundreds of international volunteers*. It can help you automatically find security vulnerabilities in your web applications while you are developing and testing your applications. Its also a great tool for experienced pentesters to use for manual security testing.

Website:

https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OWASP_Zed_Attack_Proxy_Project

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Security Software & Tools Tips – October 2018

In this monthly post, we try to make you aware of five different security related products.
This is a repost from my personal website Ulyaoth.

This month we have chosen the following:
* Hiawatha
* Shodan
* GRR
* Cloudfail
* AbuseIO

Hiawatha


Hiawatha is a cool lightweight webserver that has a very easy syntax to configure it.
The maker of Hiawatha has written the webserver with security in mind, so it provides out of the box support for stopping SQL injections, XSS and CSRF attacks and exploit attempts.
We think Hiawatha is a great secure alternative for Apache or Nginx.

From the Hiawatha website:

Hiawatha is an open source webserver with a focus on security. I started Hiawatha in January 2002. Before that time, I had used several webservers, but I didn’t like them. They had illogical, almost cryptic configuration syntax and none of them gave me a good feeling about their security and robustness. So, I decided it was time to write my own webserver. I never thought that my webserver would become what it is today, but I enjoyed working on it and liked to have my own open source project. In the years that followed, Hiawatha became a fully functional webserver.

Website:

https://www.hiawatha-webserver.org/

Shodan


Shodan is a website where you can scan internet connected devices for open services. This is a great tool to find out if your
organization has any services exposed to the internet that might be a security risk.

From wiki:

Shodan is a search engine that lets the user find specific types of computers connected to the internet using a variety of filters. Some have also described it as a search engine of service banners, which are metadata that the server sends back to the client.

Website:

https://www.shodan.io/

GRR


GRR (Rapid Response) framework is a server client software that allows you to do live forensics on remote servers.

From their website:

GRR Rapid Response is an incident response framework focused on remote live forensics.
The goal of GRR is to support forensics and investigations in a fast, scalable manner to allow analysts to quickly triage attacks and perform analysis remotely.

Website:

https://github.com/google/grr

Cloudfail

From their website:

CloudFail is a tactical reconnaissance tool which aims to gather enough information about a target protected by Cloudflare in the hopes of discovering the location of the server. Using Tor to mask all requests, the tool as of right now has 3 different attack phases.

* Misconfigured DNS scan using DNSDumpster.
* Scan the Crimeflare database.
* Bruteforce scan over 2500 subdomains.

Website:

https://github.com/m0rtem/CloudFail

AbuseIO


This piece of software gives you a web interface that imports most important feeds such as shadowserver and spamcop, you can then see this information in a easy and relevant way.
This is a great tool to automate and improve the abuse handling process.

From their website:

It is a toolkit anyone can use to receive, process, correlate abuse reports and send notifications with specific information regarding the abuse case(s) on your network. AbuseIO’s purpose is to consolidate efforts by various companies and individuals to automate and improve the abuse handling process.

Website:

https://abuse.io/download/

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